Earn while you learn: Innovate Birmingham to team up with Central Six AlabamaWorks for IT Apprenticeship Program. Apply by July 26!

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Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their 18 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.

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5 Tips for cyclist’s safety in Birmingham.

Photo by @pepperplacebham on Instagram

In light of the recent tragedy that happened on July 12, we decided to compile a list of tips on how to stay safe for local cyclists.

Bikes are definitely a big thing in Birmingham and pretty much everyone has ridden a bike before. But most people don’t follow correct bike safety before taking one out for a ride.

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Don’t miss Sarah Parcak’s “Archaeology from Space” book launch at the Birmingham Museum of Art on July 18

Sarah Parcak, author of Archaeology from Space. Photo courtesy of GlobalXplorer

Move over Indiana Jones – Birmingham’s own real life adventuresome archaeologist Sarah Parcak has published her story!

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Matilda brings her spectacular magic to Birmingham’s DJD Theater. See the hilarious, feel good musical until August 4. Use code: Matilda7 to save $7

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Matilda The Musical, at DJD Theater July 12 – Aug 4 (Photo by Stewart Edmonds)

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Red Mountain Theatre Company’s latest hit, Matilda The Musical is performing at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater until August 4, and it’s hilarious! From the creative and twisted genius of Roald Dahl, comes the inspiring story of a smarter than average little girl who dreams of a better life in this Tony Award-winning musical. 


Get tickets now (use discount code Matilda7 to save $7 on price level 1 or 2)

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Where to find alcohol-free cocktails in Birmingham, including Seedlip spirits at LeNell’s

LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Photo by Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Abstaining from alcohol–even just temporarily—is becoming increasingly common. Whether you’re taking a brief break from boozing or not drinking for personal reasons, Birmingham has several options for you. 

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8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in Birmingham

An iconic moment for the United States and for the world. Photo via the Project Apollo Archive (public domain image)

Happy Apollo Week, Birmingham! If you’re looking to celebrate that “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” we’ve got 8 ways to do it! Keep reading to find out.

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Scuba diving and paddle boarding in a submerged quarry at Pelham’s Blue Water Park? Yes you can.

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Underwater adventures at Blue Water Park. Photo via Blue Water Park Facebook

When you think about scuba diving in Alabama, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking about the Gulf Coast shoreline and dreaming about that next beach vacation. But did you know there’s great scuba diving closer to Birmingham?

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Find out why one Birmingham mom loves her kid’s Closets by Design bedroom closet

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One Birmingham mom had a custom closet designed and built for her teenage son.
The right closet makes such a difference. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

How clean is your kids’ bedroom right now? Back in 2017, Bham Now’s Sheila McCallum got in touch with Closets by Design Central Alabama to see if they could do a couple of jobs at her house.

They could, they did and she’s really happy with the results. The job we’ll focus on today was a new Closets by Design bedroom closet for her teenage son. Read on to find out how the experience was for her.

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How YouthServe is shaping future leaders in Birmingham through community service

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YouthServe campers at Sloss Furnaces, touring and learning the history of Birmingham. Photo courtesy of YouthServe

Have you heard about YouthServe, Birmingham’s organization promoting youth volunteerism? They are connecting teens to volunteer opportunities in a variety of ways. We spoke with Jennifer Hatchett, executive director, and Vulcan Materials’ Janet Kavinoky, YouthServe board member, to learn more about it.

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Exclusive preview of The Preservery Birmingham in 5 Points South, opening at the end of July

Chef Dre Foster, owner of The Preservery Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The wait is over.

Chef Dre Foster, owner of The Preservery Birmingham in Five Points South, will be opening her “elevated soul food restaurant with an international twist” on Sunday, July 21, 11:00 AM t0 3:00PM.

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Years in the making: Birmingham’s Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail is officially open

Ribbon Cutting at the Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail on July 13, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Clairmont Avenue Trail in the Crestwood South Neighborhood officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting, speeches by local leaders and music by the Crestwood Community Band.

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Looking to beat the Birmingham heat? Here are 7 ways to cool off at the river this summer—tubing, kayaking and more!

Photo via North Alabama Canoe and Kayak on Facebook

Whether you’re looking for a canoe adventure or a relaxing float on an inner tube, cooling off at the river is some of the most fun you can have during a Birmingham summer. We’ve got five places to check out within two hours of downtown. Keep reading to find your next weekend expedition!

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Vacay with palm trees + cocktails at Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase happening in Birmingham July 19-21. Save 20% 💎

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You’ll see lots of summer colors and the coolest designer jewels at Diamonds Direct Summer Showcase. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Cool off from Birmingham’s summer heat at Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase July 19-21. The Palm Springs-themed event will feature jewelry collections curated by ten designers, so there will be plenty of ice to go around. Keep reading for more details and to get a sneak peak at some of our favorite pieces!

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